Monday, August 19, 2013

What's on Your Bench?

All of the folks here at PMC Connection know how much you love creating with metal clay, and we hope you love making those creations with tools and materials you've discovered on our website. But we hardly ever get to see the wonderful jewelry and objects you've worked so hard to bring to life. So, we're bringing back our quarterly challenge so that we can share in your success, and so that you can toot your own horn a bit and share your work with the world!

This month we want to know "What's on Your Bench?" It can be a work in progress, a finished piece of jewelry, or just a shot of your messy bench showing the tools of your trade. I'll start off with a shot of some 'Exploded Lentils' and a tube bead turned posey pocket that I'm developing for a class.

The three forms on the right were all made from a single fine silver lentil bead,
using a jeweler's saw to cut and rearrange the parts. Unfortunately the
posey pocket and the pin are upside down, so it's difficult to see inside
(yes, that's a pearl set on the back of the pin). Whoops! 

As with all challenges, this one has guidelines that are important to follow if your photo is to be considered!

1. Take a photo of your work or bench. It doesn't have to be publication submission quality, but it does need to be well lit and in focus. 
2. Post the photo along with your real name, and tell us a little bit about yourself and the subject of the photograph to either the PMC Connection Facebook page or the CornerStone Flickr group. Include a link to your shop or website if you like. We'd love to stalk you and see all the lovelies you make. ;)
3. Deadline to post: August 30, 2013.

Also as with all challenges, this one has prizes that are super fun with a free marketing platform built in! Here they are:

1. The randomly selected 'winning' photo will be featured right here, in my next post for all the world to see, along with the information you've included in your submission.
2. PMC Connection will give you a $25 dollar credit to use towards the purchase of your favorite tools and materials.

There really is no 'winner', which means that there are certainly no losers. You'll all be winners for taking part and sharing your work with us and our readers. The final photo will be chosen with help from a random number generator - so everyone has the same chance to gain some fame. 

Thanks for playing along. You've got two weeks (August 30) to submit, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Posted by Lora Hart

Artistic Advisor

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